Heat pumps are the most sophisticated and complex systems in the average home. Just like any machinery, heat pumps require regular maintenance to ensure their longevity and efficiency, and your home’s comfort. With the combination of a monthly do-it-yourself checklist and planned annual maintenance from your contractor, you can help keep your heat pump in prime condition.
Inner Workings of Advanced Features
Technological advances in heat pumps make them more efficient, last longer, produce less noise and provide greater home comfort for your family. Here are some of the best features to consider.
- Variable-speed motors are key for quieter operation, reduced energy use, and greater comfort. They are also great for zone control systems.
- Scroll compressors deliver warmer air, as much as 15 degrees than typical piston compressors for the same energy consumption.
- Two-speed compressors function at the exact requirement, ensuring real-time home comfort needs and the highest possible efficiency.
- During frigid New Jersey winters, backup burners provide extra heat fueled by natural gas, oil, or propane.
Monthly Do-It-Yourself Checklist
- The first step is safety. Turn off the power source.
- Clean any dust and debris from the fan blades.
- Check, change, and/or clean your filters.
- Clean and clear the area around the outdoor unit of any grass, leaves, and debris.
- Keep the outdoor unit clear of any snow or ice buildup.
- Check to make sure all air-supply/return registers are free from obstructions. Clean or vacuum as needed.
Planned Annual Maintenance
To ensure the integrity and longevity of your system, your contractor should service your system at least once per year. If you do not have a relationship with a reputable contractor, the time to do that is now — before any emergencies or surprise repairs. Ask the contractor for references and customer testimonials, licenses, certifications, insurance, 100 percent satisfaction guarantees, promotions, and more.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a reputable contractor about your home-comfort solutions, call us at Pipe Works Services today.